Summer is really here! Most schools are out and I feel like everyone is realizing the warm weather is here to stay and it’s time for fun 🙂 My kids have been in their kiddie pool every time it’s hot and are almost living outside (which is where I prefer they live). In an effort to do more things WITH my boys, I tried out this two-ingredient ice cream. I thought that seemed simple enough to make with two boys (while the 3rd one was napping). It was – it involved dumping things into the mixer, mixing, and freezing the mixture in the freezer. I’m thinking just about anyone could make this sweet treat. Since it’s pretty hot today and tomorrow in my part of the world, I thought I should hurry up and post this so everyone else can enjoy it!
This ice cream is for real! It is creamy (really creamy) and delicious and I’m sure horribly fattening. I’m trying not to think about that. I think I like it the most because it can be adapted in all sorts of ways…that’s what I like, things that I can adapt and mess with and make just how I like them.
Pour 2 cups heavy whipping cream into your stand mixer (obviously you can still do this with a hand mixer, you just have use a little more elbow grease) 🙂 and mix until fluffy.
Next pour in 1 can of condensed milk (NOT evaporated milk) and mix until combined.
Now at this point you can pour this into a freezer-safe container and freeze. But who would want to do that? Surely you would want to add more calories and wonderful-ness by adding candy, or brownies, or cookies or ……!
This is where it gets fun, just add your favorite thing to the cream and mix in with a spoon. We went with peanut butter M&Ms and chocolate covered pretzels. YUMM-Y.
The pretzels were perfect, but I didn’t think the M&Ms came across very peanut buttery, so next time maybe I would just use chopped up peanut butter cups. Another thing I like about this recipe is you can make a big batch of ice cream by doubling the batch…it’s really hard to do that when an ice cream maker is involved.
This is supposed to freeze for at least 6 hours, but I think overnight would be more accurate…it seemed to take a long time to freeze completely. You might want to mix this up before you go to bed one night or first thing in the morning so it can be ready for dessert after dinner that evening.
Let me know what wonderful concoctions you come up with!
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
couple dashes of salt
Whip the cream until fluffy and you have stiff peaks. Pour in the condensed milk and mix until thoroughly combined. Add the vanilla, salt and any mix-ins you would like and stir with a wooden spoon. Pour into a freezer-safe container and freeze for at least 6 hours, preferably 8-12 hours.